Last year there was a furor over Target opening at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. This year, Target will open one hour earlier on Thanskgiving. It is of course not just Target; almost every major retailer this year is opening on Thanksgiving Day. Even one of last year’s big holdouts — Macy’s — will open at 6 p.m.
Officials announced Tuesday that while Walmart Supercenters are open 24 hours, they’ll be offering their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving night. It’s a continuing trend with Thanksgiving happening later than normal this year.
It’s the first day of November. Like it or not, with that comes the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. One early shopping event will be taking place Friday night in the Twin Cities. The people behind the event are entrepreneurs, but you can call them “fair maidens.”
Are retailers getting blowback for pushing the Holiday Shopping Season so early on?
Halloween is next week. Thanksgiving is next month. And right after that, many of us will be opening holiday gifts from our loved ones. But first, we have to shop for them.
A new holiday shopping survey shows people plan to spend more this holiday shopping season, but for the first time ever, stores are not the first place people are going. Most consumers, who were surveyed by the finance company Deloitte, said the Internet is their top shopping destination.
A new year, a new chance to redefine your look — but where to begin? Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, especially if you have an expert making sure you know exactly what’s in and the trends to look for this fall. Carly Gatzlaff, of À La Mode Wardrobe Consulting, is a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant in the Twin Cities. She says it’s time to pack away the summer neons and focus on earthy tones for fall. Here’s her top 5 trends for back-to-school.
Best Buy Co. says its fourth-quarter loss narrowed as it cut costs to offset nearly flat sales during the key holiday quarter. It also says a deadline passed without a bid from its co-founder, Richard Schulze.
Christmas shopping sales aren’t expected to be as good as retailers had hoped, but lots of shoppers out Monday might make up some of that difference.
The number of last-minute holiday shoppers could actually beat the crowds seen on Black Friday.
With just four days until Christmas, many stores are packed with customers doing their holiday shopping. And there’s a new trend to help those who wait until the last minute.
Winter weather tried to slow down another big shopping weekend, causing consumers to grab their umbrellas in December. With nine shopping days to go until Christmas, it’s fair to say that Mother Nature has terrible timing.
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When it comes to letters to Santa, some are ditching the pen and paper and looking to their tablets and smartphones instead.
When someone throws a holiday party and invites you to come, it’s best not to arrive empty-handed. Guests often give what are typically called hostess gifts, a little something to show your appreciation to the people who are inviting you into their home.